Portland’s premier LEGO convention, Bricks Cascade, is returning to the Oregon Convention Center next weekend. On February 29th and March 1st, builders from around the country (including several LEGO Masters contestants) will showcase thousands of amazing LEGO creations. There will be activities for kids of all ages including play areas, car racing, and photo opportunities. Vendors will also be selling minifigures, rare LEGO sets, LEGO-themed jewelry, custom gifts, and more.
Tickets are $11 for an individual day pass or a $40 for a family four-pack day pass (kids under 3 are free). For the extremely excited LEGO fans out there, two-day passes are available online as well. Tickets are available either at the door, select Safeway locations or online. The show hours are 10am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday.
The Brothers Brick is a proud sponsor of Bricks Cascade.
If you visit Portland, Oregon you might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the Unipiper, a unicycling, bagpipe-playing, costume-wearing street performer. He achieved fame for riding around as Darth Vader while playing a rendition of the Imperial March on bagpipes. Patrick Biggs has captured the Unipiper in all his quirky glory, right down to the flames shooting out of the bagpipes. Patrick claims this was a last minute build, but his model looks both well-planned and well-executed.
In the city of Portland, Oregon there’s a giant neon sign of a stag jumping over an outline of the state. The historic landmark currently reads, “Portland Oregon” through the middle. It has had a few variations over the years, including, “Made in Oregon.” But one thing always remains the same: that white stag. The sign holds a special place in the hearts of many Oregonians, including mine, and Patrick Biggs’. He’s another builder we’ve featured several times, and the creator of this LEGO version of the iconic Portland stag. Usually Patrick builds posable figures and critters of fiction. This time he went for something a little different to display at the BricksCascade 2018 convention this weekend.
The body of this animal is beautifully shaped, and the white is clean and regal. Also, it can stand alone just as easily as with the full display stand. You don’t even need the backstory to appreciate it! Altogether, it’s one tribute to be proud of.